prepare your lawn for winter

Before you know it, there will be snow on the ground. You’ll be glad you took these steps to prepare!

As October comes to a close we are right in the midst of fall. Temperatures start to drop and it is only going to get colder from here on out. In fact, winter will be here before you know it. It is critical to prepare not only your home for winter but also your grounds. When you prepare your lawn to hibernate during the colder months you help to ensure it’s ready to bloom a beautiful and healthy green when the weather warms up again. Here are some helpful tips to ensure your lawn is healthy year round and winter ready.

Take A Close Look At Your Lawn

Evaluate the condition of your lawn as summer draws to a close with an attentive and realistic eye. Summer can bring drought, insects, and disease, which leaves lawns looking less than their best. Fall is the best time to rectify these problems and tackle any weeding and seeding. After all, no one wants to take on projects like that in the bitter winter cold.

Get Rid Of Fallen Leaves Regularly

No one likes picking up leaves, but it is actually an important part of preparing your lawn for the colder months ahead. If you do not keep up on this, an excess of fallen leaves can actually smother grass all winter long and negatively impact its overall health. Grass that has been smothered by leaves for a long period of time is disease prone, and the effects can last even if the leaves are removed.

Take Advantage Of The Fall Weather And Fertilize

Autumn is the best time of the year to fertilize your lawn for several reasons. During this period of the year, grass starts reserving energy to store for the winter. Fertilizing your lawn in the late fall serves important functions such as supplying nutrients and bolstering the root system without causing it to grow out of control.

We Can Help You Prepare Your Lawn For The Cold Winter

Rhine Landscaping has the tools to make your yard beautiful throughout the year, so trust us with all of your landscaping and poolscaping needs. We have the expertise and knowledge to complete any and all of the landscaping projects on your list. For more information about our services, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 442-2445. For more tips on how to keep your yard and pool looking great year round, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.